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A type of poetry. Usually very long, and tells the story of the building of a nation.
The Aeneid and the Iliad are both epic poems.
by Taqo May 11, 2009
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A word, whose meaningful definition(s)and correct applications are now obscured and have been raped to death mostly by the 25 and under crowd. It has been overused as "the" catch phrase used to describe a situation, person, event, movie, taking a shit,etc. The abuse and birth as a catchphrase has its origins among avid gamers and pretentious English majors.
There are too many "epic" examples to count, just go walk onto a college campus and listen closely.
by Vi Lin April 15, 2008
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An overly used word thats getting totally out of hand.
Used WAY to much.
"that was epic"
"omg this movies epic"
"thats such an epic shirt"
by sydney101 January 15, 2008
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A word that used to be used to describe a book, a movie or other work as timeless, great, and meaningful. Is now used by douchebags who combine it with "win" or "fail" to describe everyday things.
CORRECT usage:

Guy #1: Hey dude did you see the movie Gladiator?
Guy #2: Yeah man that was an epic movie!

INCORRECT usage:
DBag #1: I forgot my wallet so I had to go home and get it.
DBag #2: EPIC FAIL!

or

DBag #1: I found five dollars today.
DBag #2: EPIC WIN!
by watto17 January 06, 2010
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Being unusually large, powerful or wonderful. On a grander scale than the modified word would otherwise imply.

Popular synonyms: Massive, Huge, Incredible, Awesome
"Sasha just gave me an epic blowjob"
by Ookpik January 23, 2006
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A word that is so played out by tools, douche bags, and advertising agencies to describe pointless crap that you can simply decide that someone is not a waste of space if they do not ever use it.
I have never heard of you using that shizz homey. That's why you're still down! You're the opposite of epic. Oh damn, I said it so please punch me in the face. I deserve it.
by LoopDit March 24, 2011
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(adjective) Awesome, kickass, or otherwise positive. Can be used to refer to anything but is usually referring to a particular event or action. The most common usages are "epic win" or "epic failure," and some prefer to type it in all caps. Occasionally people use the phrase "Epic ___" as a stand-alone sentence or phrase, always following a story about something considered Epic.
Example 1: "He's a blackbelt in karate, so when this asshole came up to him, he totally kicked the dude's ass. You should have been there, it was fucking Epic."

Example 2: "I'm a blackbelt in karate, so this asshole came up to me and I kicked his ass. Epic fucking win."

Example 3: "That asshole from down the street got his ass kicked today."
"Really?"
"Yeah."
"EPIC WIN!"
by A. Webb October 02, 2007
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